Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun An organic compound, such as a fluorocarbon, that contains one or more halogens.

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  • noun organic chemistry any compound formally derived from a hydrocarbon by replacing at least one hydrogen atom with a halogen, but especially by replacing all hydrogen atoms with halogen(s)

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  • noun one of various compounds of carbon and any of the halogens

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Examples

  • The Rowland research group is now investigating the hydrocarbon and halocarbon composition of the atmosphere, both from aircraft in remote locations and on the surface in heavily polluted cities.

    Contributor: F. Sherwood Rowland

  • The Rowland research group is now investigating the hydrocarbon and halocarbon composition of the atmosphere, both from aircraft in remote locations and on the surface in heavily polluted cities.

    Contributor: F. Sherwood Rowland

  • The model results shown are for the greenhouse gas scenario MA2 and baseline halocarbon scenario AB [52].

    Future changes in ozone in the Arctic

  • A number of two-dimensional models using specified scenarios of atmospheric halocarbon concentrations were used to estimate future ozone levels for the most recent Scientific Assessment of Ozone Depletion [41].

    Future changes in ozone in the Arctic

  • However, if we choose our halocarbon greenhouse gases carefully and employ varieties lacking in chlorine, we can actually build up an ultraviolet-shielding ozone layer in the Martian atmosphere.

    The Case for Mars

  • The first steps required in the terraforming of Mars, warming the planet and thickening its atmosphere, can be accomplished with surprisingly modest means using in-situ production of halocarbon gases supplemented by helpful bacteria.

    The Case for Mars

  • However, if we choose our halocarbon greenhouse gases carefully and employ varieties lacking in chlorine, we can actually build up an ultraviolet-shielding ozone layer in the Martian atmosphere.

    The Case for Mars

  • The first steps required in the terraforming of Mars, warming the planet and thickening its atmosphere, can be accomplished with surprisingly modest means using in-situ production of halocarbon gases supplemented by helpful bacteria.

    The Case for Mars

  • Don't worry, Bill, those gloves are made from halocarbon.

    Jonestown

  • For example, why lump black soot, methane, halocarbon, and carbon dioxide emissions control together into the same policy framework?

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